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** Before he gave the world ''Manga/DragonBall'', Creator/AkiraToriyama's first popular series was a comedy called ''Manga/DoctorSlump'', about a robot girl and the slob scientist who created her causing havoc in a weird place called Penguin Village. About a year into the ''Manga/DragonBall'' series, Toriyama had Goku visit Penguin Village and meet most of the ''Slump'' cast, thus joining the two series into one universe. This was mostly done as an attempt to use ''Dr. Slump'''s popularity to help increase readership of ''Dragon Ball'', as it wasn't the huge hit it would eventually become yet. In contrast, the crossover has had the opposite effect in later years: many fans, especially outside of Japan, only know the ''Dr. Slump'' cast because of their guest spot on ''Dragon Ball''. It's gotten to the point that Arale's made it into at least three Dragon Ball video games as a playable character! ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi 3'', ''VideoGame/DragonBallOrigins'' and ''Revenge of King Piccolo'', to be precise. The first one also caused a good amount of rejoicing for those who knew her.
** The Creator/AkiraToriyama manga ''Pola and Roid'', ''Tomato, Girl Detective'' and ''Wonder Island'' connect to ''Dr. Slump'' through cameos. The manga ''Dub and Peter 1'', ''Escape'', ''Go! Go! Ackman'', ''Kajika'', ''Kintoki'', ''Nekomajin''/''Nekomajin Z'', and ''Sand Land'' might all take place in the ''Manga/DragonBall'' universe (Galactic Patrol of ''Manga/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman'', ''Jiya'' and ''Sachie-chan Guu!!'' fame is confirmed to take place due to its ending).
** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' is an odd example, since while it's specifically meant to be a sequel to the original ''Manga/DragonBall'' manga rather than the anime, various anime-only {{Filler}} moments get directly referenced. Gregory, an anime-only character, is present, Android 18 gets pissed when 17 accidentally calls Marron "Maron", Krillin's girlfriend from the Garlic Jr. filler arc, and when Krillin is surrounded by ghosts of the various villains they've fought over the series, [[FreakyFridayFlip Captain Ginyu in Bulma's body]] also appears, something that also never happened in the manga. On the other hand, Gohan at one point talks to a group of bus hijackers he stopped in the manga, but not the anime, and various continuity errors, such as the different depictions of hell in the ''Z'' anime and ''Super'' exist if one tries to connect them directly.

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** Before he gave the world ''Manga/DragonBall'', Creator/AkiraToriyama's first popular series was a comedy called ''Manga/DoctorSlump'', about a robot girl and the slob scientist who created her causing havoc in a weird place called Penguin Village. About a year into the ''Manga/DragonBall'' ''Dragon Ball'' series, Toriyama had Goku visit Penguin Village and meet most of the ''Slump'' cast, thus joining the two series into one universe. This was mostly done as an attempt to use ''Dr. Slump'''s popularity to help increase readership of ''Dragon Ball'', as it wasn't the huge hit it would eventually become yet. In contrast, the crossover has had the opposite effect in later years: many fans, especially outside of Japan, only know the ''Dr. Slump'' cast because of their guest spot on ''Dragon Ball''. It's gotten to the point that Arale's made it into at least three Dragon Ball ''Dragon Ball'' video games as a playable character! ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokaiTenkaichi 3'', ''VideoGame/DragonBallOrigins'' and ''Revenge of King Piccolo'', to be precise. The first one also caused a good amount of rejoicing for those who knew her.
** The Creator/AkiraToriyama Akira Toriyama manga ''Pola and Roid'', ''Tomato, Girl Detective'' and ''Wonder Island'' connect to ''Dr. Slump'' through cameos. The manga ''Dub and Peter 1'', ''Escape'', ''Go! Go! Ackman'', ''Kajika'', ''Kintoki'', ''Manga/{{Kajika}}'', ''Manga/{{Kintoki}}'', ''Nekomajin''/''Nekomajin Z'', and ''Sand Land'' ''Manga/SandLand'' might all take place in the ''Manga/DragonBall'' ''Dragon Ball'' universe (Galactic Patrol of ''Manga/JacoTheGalacticPatrolman'', ''Jiya'' and ''Sachie-chan Guu!!'' fame is confirmed to take place due to its ending).
** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' is an odd example, since while it's specifically meant to be a sequel to the original ''Manga/DragonBall'' ''Dragon Ball'' manga rather than the anime, various anime-only {{Filler}} moments get directly referenced. Gregory, an anime-only character, is present, Android 18 gets pissed when 17 accidentally calls Marron "Maron", Krillin's girlfriend from the Garlic Jr. filler arc, arc of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', and when Krillin is surrounded by ghosts of the various villains they've fought over the series, [[FreakyFridayFlip Captain Ginyu in Bulma's body]] also appears, something that also never happened in the manga. On the other hand, Gohan at one point talks to a group of bus hijackers he stopped in the manga, but not the anime, and various continuity errors, such as the different depictions of hell in the ''Z'' anime and ''Super'' exist if one tries to connect them directly.


** In the '80s, it was broadly hinted that the original cartoon shared a universe with the ''GIJoe'' cartoon, and not-quite-as-broadly that the same was true for ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}''[[note]]''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends My Little Pony]]'' was close to being the same universe with a couple scenes scrapped from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie1986''.[[/note]]. This has been taken much further in the 21st century, where not only were the previous hints confirmed, but now ''every'' Hasbro cartoon from the time period has been stated to be part of the same universe, and every other Hasbro property exists within the Transformers multiverse.

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** In the '80s, it was broadly hinted that the original cartoon shared a universe with the ''GIJoe'' ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' cartoon, and not-quite-as-broadly that the same was true for ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}''[[note]]''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends My Little Pony]]'' was close to being the same universe with a couple scenes scrapped from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie1986''.[[/note]]. This has been taken much further in the 21st century, where not only were the previous hints confirmed, but now ''every'' Hasbro cartoon from the time period has been stated to be part of the same universe, and every other Hasbro property exists within the Transformers multiverse.


** Later, the Joker and Ra's al Ghul from the ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse'' arrive on the Franchise/DCCinematicUniverse Earth.

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** Later, the Joker and Ra's al Ghul from the ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse'' arrive on the Franchise/DCCinematicUniverse Franchise/DCExtendedUniverse Earth.


** The MCU Earth is merged with the characters of the Film/XMenFilmSeries and later their version of the ComicBook/Fantastic Four.

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** The MCU Earth is merged with the characters of the Film/XMenFilmSeries and later their version of the ComicBook/Fantastic Four.Comicbook/FantasticFour.


** ''Of Kryptonians and Queens'' reveals Lena Luthor is actually Morgana from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.

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** ''Of Kryptonians and Queens'' reveals Lena Luthor is actually Morgana Morgan Le Fey from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.''Series/Merlin2008''.


** The MCU Earth is merged with the characters of the Film/XMenFilmSeries and later their version of the Fantastic Four.

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** The MCU Earth is merged with the characters of the Film/XMenFilmSeries and later their version of the Fantastic ComicBook/Fantastic Four.



** ''Of Kryptonians and Queens'' reveals Lena Luthor is actually Morgana from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.



** ''Counterpart Conferences'' also brings together ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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** ''Counterpart Conferences'' also brings together in ''Series/DoctorWho''.


** ''Counterpart Conferences'' has ''WesternAnimation/MastersOfTheUniverse'' crossed with ''WesternAnimation/Thundercats''.
** Later, the Joker and Ra's al Ghul from the ''WesternAnimation/DCAnimatedUniverse'' arrive on the Franchise/DCCinematicUniverse Earth.

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** ''Counterpart Conferences'' has ''WesternAnimation/MastersOfTheUniverse'' ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse'' crossed with ''WesternAnimation/Thundercats''.''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}''.
** Later, the Joker and Ra's al Ghul from the ''WesternAnimation/DCAnimatedUniverse'' ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse'' arrive on the Franchise/DCCinematicUniverse Earth.



** ''In Hand and Foot'' shows aspects of Franchsie/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles merging parts of the original comic and the 1980s cartoon series.

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** ''In Hand and Foot'' shows aspects of Franchsie/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles merging parts of the original comic and the 1980s cartoon series.

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* ''Fanfic/InfinityCrisis'' does this a lot.
** Both ''Series/BlackLightning'' and ''Series/{{Lucifer}}'' exist on the Earth-1 of the Arrowverse.
** ''New Charges'' has Black Lightning becoming a mentor to both ComicBook/MilesMorales and WesternAnimation/StaticShock.
** The MCU Earth is merged with the characters of the Film/XMenFilmSeries and later their version of the Fantastic Four.
** ''Counterpart Conferences'' has ''WesternAnimation/MastersOfTheUniverse'' crossed with ''WesternAnimation/Thundercats''.
** Later, the Joker and Ra's al Ghul from the ''WesternAnimation/DCAnimatedUniverse'' arrive on the Franchise/DCCinematicUniverse Earth.
** Earth-1993 is home to the Franchise/PowerRangers.
** Earth-21 is the world of ''Series/{{Smallville}}''
** ''In Hand and Foot'' shows aspects of Franchsie/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles merging parts of the original comic and the 1980s cartoon series.
** ''Tomorrow's Guardians'' shows the future of ''Series/TheOrville'' is one of several possible futures for Earth-1.
** ''Counterpart Conferences'' also brings together ''Series/DoctorWho''.
** Earth-1984 merges together ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.


** ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has the multiverse as a large part of the arc of its second season. In the episode [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E13WelcomeToEarthTwo "Welcome to Earth Two"]], two of the alternate worlds shown as ''Series/TheFlash1990'' and ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}''.
** ''Series/BlackLightning2018'' started off as the only superhero show on the CW ''not'' part of the Arrowverse… until it was announced that Black Lightning and co. would be appearing in the 2019-2020 crossover ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'', although the show itself would not be devoting an episode to it.

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** ''Series/TheFlash2014'' has the multiverse as a large part of the arc of its second season. In the episode [[Recap/TheFlash2014S2E13WelcomeToEarthTwo "Welcome to Earth Two"]], two of the alternate worlds shown as ''Series/TheFlash1990'' and ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}''.
''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}''.
** The 'verse's ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'' crossover caused some of this:
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''Series/BlackLightning2018'' started off as the only superhero show on the CW ''not'' part of the Arrowverse… until it was announced that Black Lightning and co. would be appearing in the 2019-2020 crossover ''Crisis on Infinite Earths'', crossover, although the show itself would not be devoting an episode to it.it.
*** It was then announced that Tom Welling would be reprising his role as ''Series/{{Smallville}}''[='s=] version of Superman.


* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' has one with ''WesternAnimation/SecretSaturdays'' with the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode titled TGIS where it was shown that Ben and Zak happen to be the same age. Previous hints had been dropped due to references made (mostly on Secret Saturdays) such as some of Ben's villains appearing in a criminal database in Secret Saturdays or Dr. Beaman frequently using the expression "Great Galvan Prime"

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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' has one with ''WesternAnimation/SecretSaturdays'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'' with the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode titled TGIS where it was shown that Ben and Zak happen to be the same age. Previous hints had been dropped due to references made (mostly on Secret Saturdays) such as some of Ben's villains appearing in a criminal database in Secret Saturdays or Dr. Beaman frequently using the expression "Great Galvan Prime"

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*''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' has one with ''WesternAnimation/SecretSaturdays'' with the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'' episode titled TGIS where it was shown that Ben and Zak happen to be the same age. Previous hints had been dropped due to references made (mostly on Secret Saturdays) such as some of Ben's villains appearing in a criminal database in Secret Saturdays or Dr. Beaman frequently using the expression "Great Galvan Prime"


* The ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/HalloweenSinsOfAFather'' and its sequel ''Aftermath'' welded the two different original timelines before the Music/RobZombie remakes, incorporating elements from Halloweens 4-6 ([[PosthumousCharacter Jamie Lloyd]], Steven Lloyd, the Cult of Thorn) and the ''H20'' timeline ([[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater John Tate]], [[spoiler:Laurie Strode's death]] in ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'') and making Jamie and John twins rather than Laurie having a single child in each continuity.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/HalloweenSinsOfAFather'' and its sequel ''Aftermath'' welded the two different original timelines before the Music/RobZombie remakes, incorporating elements from Halloweens 4-6 ([[PosthumousCharacter Jamie Lloyd]], Steven Lloyd, the Cult of Thorn) and the ''H20'' timeline ([[Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater John Tate]], [[spoiler:Laurie Strode's death]] in ''Film/HalloweenResurrection'') and making Jamie and John twins rather than Laurie having a single child in each continuity.


* In all honesty ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' were never really meant to part of the same universe. The Xenomorph head seen near the end of ''Film/Predator2'' was only meant as a reference to the non-canon comic book series that was being worked on at the time. It wasn't until the connection was made completely canonical in ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator''. Hints placed by Creator/RidleyScott in ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' and in the latest re-edit of ''Film/BladeRunner'' suggest that they (and of course the rest of the ''Film/{{Alien}}'' franchise, and transitively ''Franchise/{{Predator}})'' share the same continuity.

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* In all honesty ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' and ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' were never really meant to part of the same universe. The Xenomorph head seen near the end of ''Film/Predator2'' was only meant as a reference to the non-canon comic book series that was being worked on at the time. It wasn't until the ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' film that the connection was made completely canonical in ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator''.canonical. Hints placed by Creator/RidleyScott in ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' and in the latest re-edit of ''Film/BladeRunner'' suggest that they (and of course the rest of the ''Film/{{Alien}}'' franchise, and transitively ''Franchise/{{Predator}})'' share the same continuity.


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* Once Creator/NewLineCinema took over the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' franchise from Creator/{{Paramount}}, the first film they made, ''Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday'', ended with a [[SequelHook crossover hook]] indicating that it was set in the same universe as ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', New Line's marque SlasherMovie franchise. Horror fans had long dreamed of a showdown between the slasher icons Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger, but Paramount and New Line could never agree on a script. Nine years of DevelopmentHell later, New Line followed through with ''Film/FreddyVsJason''.


* ''Roleplay/TheSpectacularGargoyles'' combines the settings of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.

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* ''Roleplay/TheSpectacularGargoyles'' ''DarthWiki/TheSpectacularGargoyles'' combines the settings of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.

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